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Stem-cell research funding OK'd
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Theresa Deisher, an adult stem-cell researcher and CEO at AVM Biotechnology in Seattle, poses for a photo in her lab Sept. 30. Deisher, who is Catholic, said her commitment to research using adult stem cells rather than embryonic stem cells is grounded i n her belief that life begins at conception.
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Theresa Deisher, an adult stem-cell researcher and CEO at AVM Biotechnology in Seattle, poses for a photo in her lab Sept. 30. Deisher, who is Catholic, said her commitment to research using adult stem cells rather than embryonic stem cells is grounded i n her belief that life begins at conception.
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A three-judge federal appeals panel has affirmed a lower court ruling that the U.S. government can fund embryonic stem-cell research despite a federal ban on funding any research that harms or destroys human embryos.

The Catholic Church opposes any research that harms the human embryo and the U.S. bishops have backed the goals of the lawsuit against federal funding.



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